K Sivan: Now, the chief of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan was born in a farmer’s house. He studied in a Tamil medium school and was the first graduate from his family.
Rajnikanth: Considered as the God of Tamil film industry, Rajnikanth once did a number of odd jobs including being a carpenter, coolie and bus conductor in his life. He then joined the Madras Film Institute against the wishes of his family and when on to create history.
APJ Abdul Kalam: A young boy, who sold newspapers in his childhood to help his family make ends meet, rose to the highest office in India.
MS Dhoni: Born to a humble family from Ranchi, Dhoni was once forced to join the Indian Railways as a ticket checker. However, his dreams were too big to be confined to that life and he went on to become the captain of the Indian cricket team and brought the second world cup for the country.
Kangana Ranaut: One of the most successful Indian actors, Kangana was born to a middle-class Indian family from Bhambla in Himachal Pradesh. Today, she has 3 National awards to her name.
Shah Rukh Khan: The King of Bollywood had gone to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting with just Rs 1,500 in his pockets. Today, SRK’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $600 million dollars, making him one of the richest actors in the world.
Mary Kom: She came from a poor Manipuri family. Her parents, Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom were tenant farmers who worked in fields. She is now the most successful woman boxer in the world with six world champion titles to her name.
Kalpana Saroj: Saroj was inflicted to child marriage and domestic abuse. However, that did not stop this woman to overcome every odd to become one of the most sought after entrepreneurs in the country. Today, she owns a $112 million empire that is growing rapidly.
Indra Nooyi: Nooyi left India with barely any money to pursue a management degree from the prestigious Yale Graduate School of Management. She worked as a receptionist from midnight to sunrise to earn money and struggled to put together $50 to buy herself a western suit for her first job interview. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and thereafter, went on to become its CEO.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Once a struggling actor, Nawazuddin would cook for his college senior in return for shelter. In an interview to Times of India, Siddiqui had revealed that he once worked as a watchman at a toy factory in Noida before joining the National School of Drama.